LIVE FROM RANCHO PARK IN SIMI VALLEY
How tough are the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs? Pacifica vs. Royal of Simi Valley is a game worthy of the semifinals or finals, but the two powerhouses are meeting in the second round here at Rancho Park in Simi Valley. That's right, the Mobile OCVarsity Press Row is truly mobile. I wasn't going to miss this epic showdown. OCVarsity Road Trip!!! BTW, stay away from the French Toast on road trips.
Pacifica (27-2) is ranked No. 2 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports and No. 2 in the nation by ESPN, and Royal (25-2) is No. 8 in the state and No. 25 in the nation.
The Mariners have one of the best 1-2 pitching duos in the state with sophomore Kaylee Carlson (14-2, O.77 ERA) and freshman Kaley Winegarner (12-0, 0.51 ERA). Royal counters with one of the top pitchers in the nation with Arizona-bound Nancy Bowling (25-2, 0.36 ERA, 156 IP, 240 Ks).Read the rest of this entry »